STARTUP SUMMIT 2019
OCTOBER 10TH, 2019
STARTUP SUMMIT 2019
WHERE STARTUPS LEARN AND APPLY THEIR WAY TO THE TOP
JOIN US FOR NORTH CAROLINA’S PREMIER ENTREPRENUERSHIP CONFERENCE.
You are invited to join us Thursday, October 10th, 2019 from 8am-7pm for full-day conference + happy hour event at the RTP Conference Center.
Startup Summit is an interactive, exciting, fun, and educational conference featuring leading keynote speakers, panels, break-out sessions and master classes from top entrepreneurs, innovators, and executives. Plus enjoy some good eats, drinks, and networking throughout the day plus live music and games during happy hour featuring Lonerider brewery! Thanks to morning coffee & treats from Jonesn 4 fine foods & Gabis Grounds– Empowering people one cup at a time and our lunch sponsor Panera Bread off Miami Blvd in Durham with healthy salads treat!
The conference provides you with a great opportunity to meet successful people in business and enjoy crash courses taught by experts on important topics you face throughout your startup journey.
During our breaks, lunch, and happy hour, we will have an area called the Consulting Corner. We have assembled a team of experts in various areas including sales, hiring, marketing, business intelligence, funding, etc… to offer one on one advice to answer your most pressing business challenges. Also, new addition will be “Investor Office Hours” featuring some of the best investors and angels from the Raleigh-Durham region including IDEA Fund Partners with Lister Delgado, Bull City Venture Partners with Jason Caplain and Cofounders Capital with David Gardner & Timothy McLoughlin, Triangle Angel Partners with Stephen Clossick, RTP Capital with Ellie Bolle and Mark Friedman, IMAF-RTP with Bill Warner, Wolfpack Investor Network with Brett Danforth, and Carolina Angel Network with Randy Myer & Chelsea Eshraghi. Plus more to be announced soon. This is a great way for entrepreneurs/startups to get advice and potential new investment opportunities.
Startup Summit educates, inspires, and connects thousands of founders from all over the region. In addition, it nurtures the local startup ecosystems through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Oracle for Startups. Come to learn and apply key insights you need to be successful, have fun, meet great people, and join the community! Check out quick video highlight of our last conference: https://youtu.be/d47_k74rm9s
We have over 20+ speakers, master classes, and dedicated networking where you can get your questions answered by experts on many different topics.
8:00-9:00 am: Registration and Coffee & Treats Thanks To Gabi’s Grounds Coffee Shop
9:00-9:10 am: Startup Summit Founders Welcome Message, Keith Washo & Mark Bavisotto
10:00-10:40 am: Investment Panel: How to best raise funds for your startup & learn best practices to winning investors: moderated and lead by David Gardner (Managing Director CoFonders Capital): Panel Speakers like Elaine Bolle from RTP Capital, Lister from Idea Fund Partners, Thom Rhue from NC IDEA and TY Nordberg of Atrium Strategic Fund.
10:50-11:20 am: Coffee Break
11:30 am-12:10 pm: Breakout Sessions
–Mental Health and Startup Success: Session led by Nicole Kaufman (CEO of High-Performance Counseling)
12:10- 1:10 pm: Lunch Healthy Salad Delite, Thanks to lunch sponsor Panera Bread off Miami Blvd in Durham.
1:15- 1:55 pm: Breakout Sessions
–Sales Success: Session led by Larry Long Jr. (Director of Collegiate Sales at Teamworks)
2:00-2:15 pm: Mini Break
2:20-3:00 pm: Keynote: Being a Woman CEO in a Male Dominated Industry- Mikki Paradis (Founder and CEO of PDI Drywall Inc.)
3:45-4:00 pm: Mini Break
5:00-7:30 pm: Happy Hour featuring Lonerider Beer & Big Als BBQ plus live music starring Kerry Long & Q and games!
In addition to an awesome agenda of the best speakers, your ticket includes breakfast, lunch, and happy hour! Plus, network with some of the premier startups in the area including; FourScore Law, TriNet, Phononic, Pendo, Bandwidth, Penguin Strategies, and Touchstone 3D www.touchstone3d.com
Clark Law: Business Law
Stratus Business Solutions: Cloud First Technology Advisor
Dogwood Law: Patent Law
Penguin Strategies: B2B Digital Marketing Experts
HPG: CPA Firm
HQ Raleigh: Co-Working
TriNet: HR Services
Digitivity: IT Consulting
Fierce Female Founders: Female Accelerator
TouchStone 3D: Product Innovation
Happy Hour Sponsor: Lonerider Brewery https://loneriderbeer.com/ and Big Als BBQ
Serial Entrepreneur (Red Hat, Lulu, Precision Hawk, Needle Point)
Founder/CEO of Pendo
CEO of Walk West
CEO of Spiffy
CEO of PDI Drywall
Director of Collegiate Sales of Teamworks
Managing Partner of CoFounders Capital
Founder of High Performance Counseling
Founder and CEO of Barfield Revenue and Consulting
Founder and CEO of Hire Networks
Managing Partner of Basis State
CEO of ShoeBoxed
Chief of Staff - Enterprise IT Security, Cisco
Head of LCI Tech
Director of Video Production, Professional Development at Walk West
Senior Manager of People, North America at Red Hat
Enterprise Account Executive at Plurlsight
Chair of Investment Committee ;Member Board of Directors at RTP Capital
|1||Registration and Refreshments||8:00 am||RTP Conference Center|
|2||Opening Remarks||MARK BAVISOTTO||9:00 am||RTP Conference Center|
|3||Keynote: How to use your Early Customers to Fund your Business||Bob Young||9:10 am||RTP Conference Center|
|4||Panel: How to Best Raise Funds for your startup & learn Best Practices to Winning Investors||Tye Nordberg , Elaine Bolle , Lister Delgado , Thom Ruhe , DAVID GARDNER||10:00 am||RTP Conference Center|
|5||Break: Investor and Consulting Corner||10:50 am||RTP Conference Center|
|6||Breakout Session: Mental Health and Startup Success||Nicole Kaufman||11:30 am||RTP Conference Center|
|7||Breakout Session: Learn Best Practices On Hiring Top Talent & Landing The Right Job||Craig Stone , Will Barfield||11:30 am||RTP Conference Center|
|8||Lunch and Networking||12:10||RTP Conference Center|
|9||Breakout Session: Sales Success in the High Paced Startup World||Larry Long Jr.||1:15 pm||RTP Conference Center|
|10||Breakout Session: A guide to Early Liquidity||Tobias Walter , Paolo DiVincenzo||1:15 pm||RTP Conference Center|
|11||Break: Investor and Consulting Corner||2:00 pm||RTP Conference Center|
|12||Keynote: How a Female can find Startup Success in a Male Dominated World||Mikki Paradis||2:20 pm||RTP Conference Center|
|13||PANEL: Diversity: Beyond The Obvious||Jamelle Eugene , Melanie Sanders , John Samuel , DONALD THOMPSON||3:05 pm||RTP Conference Center|
|14||Break: Investor and Consulting Corner||3:45 pm||RTP Conference Center|
|15||Todd and Scot's 13 Tips for Scaling a B2B or B2C Business||Scot Wingo , Todd Olson||4:00 pm||RTP Conference Center|
|16||Closing Thoughts and Giveaways||4:45 pm||RTP Conference Center|
|17||Happy hour featuring live music starring Kerry Long & Q and games!||5:00 pm||RTP Conference Center|
Out of town travel information upon request.